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Understanding Your Grief
Bereavement support is offered in a non-denominational, private and sensitive environment to those learning to cope and heal after the death of a loved one (adult). Each week members are offered the opportunity to gently share their experiences as they travel through their wilderness of grief. Sponsored by Ridley Funeral Home.

Horner Avenue Seniors Centre

320 Horner Avenue · Etobicoke, ON

What we're about

Our bereavement support group, facilitated by a professional grief counselor, offers an atmosphere where people can normalize reactions which might feel abnormal after suffering a loss. This is a safe place where those dealing with grief are understood without judgement. We will walk with you through the wilderness of your grief in an understanding and compassionate manner. Our group sessions are non-denominational, private and confidential in a small, closed group, over twelve consecutive weekly sessions. Facilitator Maggie Shields, trained at the Dr. Worfelt's Centre for Loss & Life Transition, uses Dr. Worfelt's Understanding Grief program as a base for these sessions. A small, one-time fee for materials will be applicable.

The 12 week sessions are scheduled quarterly, starting in the months of January, April, July and September.

Grief support group meetings, which are oriented for loss of an adult, are held either:

(1) Tuesday evenings at Horner Avenue Seniors Centre, 320 Horner Avenue, Etobicoke, ON from 6:15 to 8:00 pm. (next session starts Sept. 2018) or,

(2) Thursday evenings at St. John's Dixie Anglican Church Meeting Room, 719 Dundas Avenue West, Mississauga, ON from 6:15 to 8:00 pm. (next session starts Sept. 2018).

Grief support group meetings which are oriented for the sudden loss of an adult from unexpected causes (including drug overdose, motor vehicle accident, surgical complications, misadventure, suicide, drowning or homicide) are held Saturdays at St. John's Dixie Anglican Church Meeting Room, 719 Dundas Avenue West, Mississauga, ON from 4:15 to 6:00 pm. (next session starts Sept. 2018).

To register or to inquire further, please contact Maggie Shields at 416-529-1095. Please register early as space is limited for each session.

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